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Inkscape by Example

By : István Szép
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Inkscape by Example

By: István Szép

Overview of this book

Growing into its final form after years of development, Inkscape now rivals industry leaders like Illustrator and CorelDraw – this versatile free vector graphics editor program has all the capabilities of paid software and is ready for professional use. While there are plenty of resources for beginners, this book will enable you to uncover the full potential of the tool through sample projects and tutorials. With Inkscape by Example, you’ll understand how this one-stop solution helps vector designers meet all their requirements. Starting with an introduction to the new tools and features of Inkscape 1.0, you’ll master the software by working through a chain of real-world projects. The book will guide you through creating an icon set and understanding modularity in vector design. As you advance, you’ll draw a detailed illustration every client is looking for and learn about photo editing and creating a logo in Inkscape, combining all of these into one single web design project. Finally, you’ll discover tips for working faster with SVG and XML and using Inkscape with other free tools to reach maximum workflow and creativity. By the end of this Inkscape book, you’ll have developed the skills to create your own solutions for any project confidently.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Summary

This concludes this first short chapter in this book. After the introduction, we took a closer look at the current state of Inkscape and saw that after years of constant development, this awesome program offers fast and stable versions on all major platforms, has a growing community with plenty of resources, and is ready for daily design work – even for professionals.

Then, you met your first challenge in this book. I hope you found the self-assessment exercise useful and that you now know your real Inkscape skill level. And I also hope it was setting your expectations for the upcoming projects in this book as they all will be more interesting and complex than this short warmup exercise!

After establishing the position of Inkscape as a relevant design tool and measuring your skills, it is time to move forward! In the next chapter, we will dive into creative territory by using Inkscape to design a clever tech logo.